>Mr. Suman Pandey in NTB’s Advisory group
Mr.Suman pandey, the President of Explore Himalaya, has been selected as a member of NTB’s Industry Advisory Group. The advisory group plays a vital role in proposing and planning policies, programs and activities for Nepal tourism industry.
(Congratulations to Suman Sir from all of us at EH!)
>Lukla Airport & EBc route renamed
The Nepal Government has named Lukla airstrip and route to Everest Base Camp (EBC) after pioneering mountaineers-Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who first scaled the world’s tallest peak in 1953. Following a Cabinet decision in early March, the mountain airstrip of Lukla, that Hillary built some 43 years ago, and the trekking trail from there to EBC will now be called -Tenzing-Hillary Airport and Tenzing-Hillary Route, respectively.
>Air Berlin set to offer the first direct link between Nepal and Europe
Air Berlin, a fast-growing low-cost carrier, has plans to operate direct flights between Nepal and Germany. The Germany-based airline’s operation, set to be the first direct link between Nepal and Europe, will contribute in promoting Nepal‘s tourism that has suffered from shortage of air seats in the European market.
> ‘Send Home A Friend’, a tourism promotion campaign launched in Belgium and Germany
‘Send Home a Friend’, a tourism promotion program was launched in Belgium and Germany. The program is to be implemented by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in partnership with the growing NRN diaspora abroad. It is aimed at boosting the tourist arrivals to Nepal through the ‘Word of Mouth’ publicity of the destination.